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There was a dramatic change yesterday [14 March 2020] as many restaurants in the city, especially on the north side of the Liffey, decided to close. I was actually in the Mieko King 101 Capel Street when the made the decision. It was a sad day as I know that it is going be difficult for the staff and it is likely that some of the restaurants will not reopen.
Today in Ireland there were 40 new cased bringing the total to 169. There were 11 new cases in Northern Ireland
[UPDATE] The Irish government has called on pubs and bars to close from Sunday to help tackle coronavirus. The request to close pubs until 29 March followed discussions with industry representatives who outlined the difficulty of implementing social distancing while pubs remain open. The government also asked people not to hold house parties, as doing so "would put other peoples' health at risk".